A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family Sometimes it is hard not to take pride in being a member of the Vincentian Family. In my role as Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, I have been in Kenya for the past week.  I came...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: Keeping in the Heart

Vincentian View: Keeping in the Heart Some of my friends can be categorized as falling into one of two groups.  In one are those people who keep everything and who are not particularly concerned with organization.  Their desks are piled high with books and magazines...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: Light in the Night

Vincentian View: Light in the Night “Silent Night, Holy Night.”  Like many of you, I have heard those words sung numerous times in the past weeks.  An odd thought flitted through my mind during one of these recent hearings: “How do we know that Jesus was born at...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: The Lord Hears

A Vincentian View: The Lord Hears A number of phrases in the Scriptures of the past weeks have stayed in the front of my mind. I have felt the truth of these words and the considerable summons which they offer. From one hearing, they bring consolation and...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: Homelessness

A Vincentian View: Homelessness Once every two years, St. John’s runs a “Poverty Conference.”  This conference invites a discussion on an important situation in our society which impacts upon those who are poor and marginalized.  In the past few years, issues like...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: A Message for Us

A Vincentian View: A Message for Us I have been to more than one Vincent event in the past two weeks which contained an opening prayer which included some passage from Pope Francis’ message to the Vincentian Family on September 27th. Different people, different...

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: 2417

A Vincentian View: 2417 400 years. For the universe, or the pyramids, or the Judeo-Christian faith, it does not seem like such a long time, but for human life it really is. In this year, as we all know, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of our Vincentian charism....

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

A Vincentian View: Creation

A Vincentian View: Creation In the past week, several events have been in the news which come together in my thinking around the theme of creation. The first is the announcement by scientists that they have discovered potentially habitable earth-like planets within a...

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